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Oxford Summer Courses for Ages 16-17

Oxford Summer School for Ages 16-17

At Oxford Summer Courses, we are dedicated to nurturing young minds to chart their academic journeys. Our tailored summer school courses provide a supportive environment where independence and critical thinking are fostered within an inclusive community. Hosted at esteemed Oxford University Colleges like Somerville College, our Oxford summer courses offer unparalleled opportunities for young learners aged 16-17 to explore their passions and excel in their chosen subjects. Apply now to secure your place and embark on an unforgettable Oxford summer school experience.

Entry Requirements

To apply to join our Oxford summer courses, learners should be aged 16-17 years old, speak English proficiently, and possess a keen interest in exploring their chosen subjects in a stimulating academic environment.

What’s Included

  • All teaching, including tutorials (1 or 2 students per tutor), small group seminars (8 students or less) and skills development workshops.
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day.
  • All evening meals including those at local restaurants.
  • A Friday evening three-course formal hall.
  • A graduation ceremony.
  • All programmed visits and excursions.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations.
  • Travel and medical insurance included.
  • Welcome pack: Including an Oxford Summer Courses backpack, notebook, and water bottle.

Oxford Subjects for Ages 16-17

Tailored for young minds aged 16-17, our Oxford summer courses at Somerville College and Worcester College cover a range of exciting subjects, including:

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Environmental Science
  • International Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
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Oxford Academic Overview

  • Seminar: Tutor contact time: 12 sessions x 1.5 hrs with a maximum of 8 students. Interactive sessions encourage critical thinking.
  • Tutorial: Tutor contact time: 2 sessions x 1 hr per pair. Small group setting (1-2 students) for personalised feedback and discussion of work.
  • Study: Time to explore topics beyond seminars, read, research, or prepare for sessions. Tutor guidance provided.
  • Tutorial work: Weekly small group tutorial (1-2 students) to prepare for, with work set in advance and a deadline for submission by 3 pm Wednesday.

Oxford Summer School Curriculum

  • Goal setting: Our staff will help you set challenging goals for your time with Oxford Summer Courses and your future aspirations.
  • Reflection: Time to review your initial goals and course progress, guided by our staff.
  • Tutorial Q&A: Learn about tutorials in the Oxford and Cambridge model and ask staff questions before your session.
  • Academic skills masterclass: Develop critical thinking and academic skills with students from various subjects, preparing you for university or future pursuits.
  • Future pathways: Explore career options and gain insights from industry experts, helping you plan your future.
  • University fair: Meet university representatives to learn about successful application strategies.
  • College visits: Explore different Oxford colleges.

Social and Cultural Overview

  • City tour and orientation: Our staff will guide you through the highlights of the city to help you get acquainted.
  • Activities: Planned by our team, these can be on-site or off-site and include sports, local visits, or events.
  • Excursion: A full-day trip off-site with classmates.
  • Free time: Explore the city or plan activities with friends.
  • Formal: A formal dinner at your college or school with table service and three courses.
  • Graduation: Celebrate achievements with classmates and conclude your time with Oxford Summer Courses.
  • Bop: Oxford and Cambridge term for a party or disco!

Apply Now to Oxford Summer Courses

  • Ready to embark on an unforgettable summer of learning and growth? Apply now and join us at Oxford Summer Courses.
  • Limited spaces available - don't delay!
  • Did you know that you can extend your stay with Oxford Summer Courses when you apply?
  • Did you know that we offer flexible payment options?
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Reviews

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Alisha, India

"I enjoyed our conversations about religion and ethics in the philosophy class at Oxford Summer Courses summer school because they enabled me to form a more complex opinion on those topics with the help of our in-depth discussions."

Amira, UAE

"The course that I took at Oxford Summer Courses summer school was law, and it allowed me to gain perspective on the career path that I want to take and cleared up several questions that I had."

Anas, Australia

"The favourite thing about my subject at Oxford Summer Courses summer school was that, for the first time, I felt challenged, coming from someone who has studied Computer Science for 3 years in school (at GCSE and A Levels). It was kind of exciting and intimidating at the same time."

Anna, Denmark

"The seminars with my tutor at Oxford Summer Courses summer school were challenging and opened my eyes to new aspects of politics. Studying political theories with classmates from different countries with different systems exposed me to new angles, which has deepened my understanding of the subject."

Emma, Sweden

"You get the chance to ask questions at Oxford Summer Courses to someone that can tell you what it’s like to work in that field and who can answer more difficult questions. You get a more inspiring insight into the subject than you get in your normal school."

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